Generosity Abounds for Ag in the Classroom

As part of the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, the IAA Foundation hosted fundraising events that raised a record-breaking $60,000 to support the future of agriculture. All proceeds directly support agriculture and education, through Illinois Ag in the Classroom, student scholarships, grants and much more.  



  • $18,325 in bids during the live auction meant items raised a generous 328% of their total value. 

  • The ever-popular Prairie Farms Dairy “Ice Cream for a Year” took top position when it was purchased and then donated back for a second round of bidding, ultimately selling for $2,200.  

  • More than $2,500 in free-will donations were collected through the ice cream social and live auction paddle raise. Ice cream scoopers were more than generous with their serving sizes! 

  • FFA state officers helped find loving homes for stuffed horses clad in an IFB t-shirt, wrapping up the end of the IAA Foundation's five-year Adopt-an-Animal series. 



  • 160 items up for bid as part of the online auction raised $22,324, surpassing the goal of $16,000. 

  • Back by popular demand, meeting attendees could browse all auction items in person before placing bids in the online platform. Close to 250 members participated from home, making this a truly hybrid experience accessible to all! 



  • $19,500 in sponsorships covered expenses related to fundraising events, ensuring every dollar goes right to the mission. 


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